Tom Burnett

Jon Arnold is running for legislature

We’ve Got a Screamer

Anti-intelligence candidate Jon Arnold has filed for office on the Republican ticket.  He says he wants voters to send him “kicking and screaming” to Helena.  I will go kicking and screaming into Helena, pushing our leaders to try to take back our powers that have…

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A Thin Slice of Brain

Book Review Montana Politicians love talking about how their ancestors homesteaded here during frontier days. It provides great biographical color. But it looks like the frontier days may have lasted much longer than I previously thought. A Montana legislator has just released an autobiography detailing…

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Republican Intellectual Dabbler Loose in the Internets

The reasoning of Montana Republican Legislator Tom Burnett, R-Bozeman—which I’d charitably describe as primordial—was on full display this weekend on his blog. Says the man who represents urban outer Bozeman: Maybe 38% out-of-wedlock childbearing is making test scores impervious to additional school spending. (Average education…

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Nutwatch: An Analysis

Montana’s TEA Partiers seem obsessed with making Montana into the mecca for right-wing nutters. The legislature is no exception.   The same day that the state TEA Party Republicans pushed a radical Arizona-style immigration law, they embraced the “birther” conspiracy about President Barack Obama. The Flathead…

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Hardhitting Mailer: Bigot in Bozeman

A mailer in Bozeman has surfaced, calling Tom Burnett, the Tea Party Candidate, a bigot because he told gay people that they are the equivalent of people who practice beastiality, incest, and pedophilia. (What is pictured here is not the mailer, if someone has a…

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Bozeman At Risk of Electing Militia Candidate

Bozeman might unwittingly be sending a miltia man to the legislature. Here are some bits of information about GOP candidate Tom Burnett, who is running against JP Pomnichowski, and who seems to have dabbled in some of the darker endeavors of the Far Right fringe. Casey Emerson, a…

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GOP Candidate Tom Burnett Also Has Internet Problems

It seems the problems GOP candidates are having with bigotry and crazy online remarks don’t end here with Allen-Gailushas or even here with Jason Priest, who as Pogie notes also was forced to apologize in the Billings Gazette today. Enter the hottest legislative race in the Gallatin…

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